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79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) Reviews

Lisa Nesselson
Variety
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May 20, 2008

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A wonder of magpie postmodernism, a samurai adventure with Hong Kong action and a wry touch of American Western, all sewn into a free interpretation of Gallic history that also has its finger on the pulse of current social trends.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 30, 2002
David Edelstein
Slate
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Instead of fluid acrobatics, we get hyperbolic montages of kicking feet, somersaulting torsos, and fists connecting with faces.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 22, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Fun movie, animatronic beast and all.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 13, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Exhilirating viewing, at least while the feet are flying and the fangs are baring.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 8, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Utterly preposterous but so full of enthusiasm and flashy style that it's entertaining anyway.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 8, 2002
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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An extraordinary film, although not necessarily a good one.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 1, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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A tediously complicated, half-mad narrative that involves, among other things, a secret society, a house of prostitution, a beautiful noblewoman, the king of France and a one-armed man who isn't what he seems.

January 24, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Pop-fantasy action films don't have to be this unendingly horrid.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 22, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This new take on horror is more of the bloody same.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 22, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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This is a film to savor, not only for the intelligent currents it establishes between past and present but also for the bravura it brings to pure spectacle.

January 18, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Ridiculously entertaining, like a 2-hour visit to some weird foreign county fair where you visit an educational exhibit, knock down some stuffed targets, catch the freak show, visit the house of horrors and then get lucky on the Ferris wheel.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

January 18, 2002
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Feels artificial, a concoction designed to be outrageous and cool, instead of earning coolness on its own merits.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

January 17, 2002
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
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This is one of those follies that go beyond pesky, bourgeois notions of 'good' and 'bad.'

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 17, 2002
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's easily the most disarming and inventive movie made for genre geeks in years.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 15, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Daring in its approach and successful in its result -- assuming the result is to provide pure entertainment to the viewer.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Check your brains at the popcorn stand, ignore most of the florid, subtitled dialogue -- and sit back and enjoy this genre-bending wild ride.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A mad agglomeration of styles and traditions that ultimately results in nothing so much as a mad agglomeration of styles and traditions.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 0.5/5

January 11, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Gans appears to have no threshold of pain when it comes to his eardrums.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 11, 2002
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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With this grisly popcorn movie, we're reminded of the heavy-handed contributions that some U.S. blockbusters are making to global culture.

Full Review Source: USA Today

January 11, 2002
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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A tremendously fun, epic, kitchen-sink of genres that just avoids getting too silly or predictable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 11, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Gans splices genres without shame and makes a grand effort at proving that the French can make big, boneheaded, mass-market action flicks, too.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 11, 2002
John Anderson
Newsday
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The effects and fight scenes are first-rate.

Full Review Source: Newsday

January 11, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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[Gans'] reckless creation makes no sense.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 11, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I would be lying if I did not admit that this is all, in its absurd and overheated way, entertaining.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 11, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Frequently gripping and visually striking.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

January 11, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A cross-cultural hoot that no one should take too seriously.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 11, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The perfect film for anyone who likes their headbutting and kickboxing dressed up in gold brocade, frilly collars, and tri-cornered caps.

January 10, 2002
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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The picture has a daring attention-span deficit and an epic silliness that can be awesomely entertaining.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2002
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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If you see one French costume drama martial arts werewolf secret society romance this year, make sure this is it.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 10, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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So long, expensive and spectacularly staged that you can't dismiss it as a sordid trifle.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

January 10, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A deliriously entertaining film -- part myth, part monster, part The Matrix.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 10, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A French bouillabaisse of frenetic head-bangers that defies interpretation or analysis but keeps your eyes popping and your adrenaline flowing.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 9, 2002
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